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Definition formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • Under labor law, the clergy can be required to uphold the beliefs of the religion they have chosen.
clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • She was surprised to hear a member of the clergy talk like that.
  • clergy = group of religious leaders
  • The church is not the stone building nor even the clergy and their dogmas.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • "I am a clergyman," he said; "and the clergy are often appealed to about odd matters."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • Cesar was surprised to hear a member of the clergy saying such things.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • Duc is an ordained member of the Buddhist clergy, a monastic who lives a meditative life of poverty.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • Padre de Jesus and Brother Daniel had been down in the capital throughout July conferring with other clergy.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • He had appealed to the clergy to recognize slavery as a sin, and urged all legislators, "ye advocates for American liberty," to work for the liberty of blacks as well.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • The funeral directors were not merely men selling a commodity; other than clergy, they were the ones most intimately in touch with the townspeople in their times of sorrow and need.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • I just don't know what's happening to the clergy these days.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • Mark and Jim met the clergy at Gilford village.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • clergy = formal religious leadership (in Christianity)
  • And from then on they launched a series of drive-by shootings and bombings, usually directed at local officials and pro-government clergy.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • They ran the three churches to which they belonged, the clergy, the choirs and the parishioners.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • She was looking clean as clergy.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • clergy = religious leaders
  • And he has also left other directions which the clergy of the village say should not and must not be obeyed because they savour of paganism.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • "Ay, that's true," said Mr. Tulliver, almost convinced now that the clergy must be the best of schoolmasters.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • Many of their leaders were in fact members of the Protestant clergy who believed that enslaving fellow human beings was a sin and an abomination unto the Lord.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • It is not there that respectable people of any denomination can do most good; and it certainly is not there that the influence of the clergy can be most felt.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • Someone in the clergy.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
  • If there had been a huge crowd yesterday, today's hearing had brought more people, including several clergy members and older people of color I'd never seen before.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)

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